Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) ALS signed Winston S. Churchill, one page, 4.5 x 7.25, embossed Colonial Office, National Scheme for Disabled Men letterhead, May 27, no year but circa 1921. Letter to British author Mrs. Alec Tweedie In full: “I am sorry we cannot lunch with you on Saturday week as we have people lunching with us. Many thanks for asking us, yours truly Winston Churchill. In fine condition, with toned adhesive remnants to upper corners. Though Churchill omitted the year when dating this letter, it can be inferred from the letterhead as he served in the Colonial Office as Secretary of State for the Colonies from February 1921 to October 1922, shortly after World War I. At the end of the war in 1919, King George V issued a proclamation asking businesses to employ the returning disabled soldiers as at least five-percent of their workforce; those who met the requirement would be permitted to use a special emblem design on their stationery so that it would be easy for the public to distinguish the patriotic from the unpatriotic employer. A very scarce handwritten letter by Churchill from an important period in the history of the United Kingdom. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE SEVERAL PRINTED CHURCHILL LETTERS IN EXISTENCE, THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM. From the Dr John Evans Collection.